leaderofthefreeworld wrote:Capital Broadcasting in good ole Raleigh has refused to air shows that it find offensive. One of the other networks usually picks it up. The one I remember is some reality show about infidelity on an island, forget what it is called. I think the local stations should be responsible for deciding what they carry and when to drop something. I think the network should warn of possible issues. I think most people would agree that localization is needed in the industry (TV and Radio) so when you remove any responsibility from the local station it defeats the case of "local is good".
I think the real problem with this is that the FCC fined anyone in the first place. It was a butt. Who cares about a butt? I can turn on the OTA Spanish stations and see more skin used in a more sexual manner than this.
What's funny about that is, in Puerto Rico, they'll air nudity (not an occasional but) but breasts and everything. They'll also swear in spanish on their stations. It's just part of the culture of TV there. Even though they are regulated by the same FCC laws we here are in the US. They went for years without a problem, however , recently someone did file a complaint against one of the PR stations and they subisquently got fined.